Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hunt for a new superintendent begins

TORRINGTON — The search for a new principal for Torrington High School has begun, and input from the public will be encouraged, an official said Wednesday.
In a Board of Education meeting Wednesday, William Joslyn, director of Human Resources, said the school administration has set aside Tuesday, March 24 as a date for a public meeting. The meeting will allow for the community to offer input on what they want for a future principal for THS, he said.
Eliza Holcomb, of Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, will facilitate day long meetings. Students are scheduled to hold their portion at 1:30 p.m. followed by staff at 2:30 p.m., administrators at 3:30 p.m. and parents and community members at 7 p.m., Joslyn said
The district has already begun to recieve applicants, although Joslyn did not have an exact number Wednesday. By the next regular board meeting on March 20 he said he expects to have an update in terms of numbers.
“In talking with Eliza Holcomb she said we’ve gotten some early interests and inquirires,” he said. “We’ll be getting paperwork from the candidates.”
The deadline for the applications is March 25. The first round of interviews will commence on April 6 and the second will go on April 20.
The district has employed the use of several education websites and publications as well as the state Department of Education and the Torrington Public Schools website for advertising, Joslyn said. The greatest interest comes from the website job searches, he said, and the district is well represented there.
THS currently has an interim superintendent, Susan Olsen, who filled in the spot of interim principal John Pelchat. Pelchat was also filling in the shoes of former principal John Metallo who was forced to resign last summer.
Ronald DeRosa can be reached by e-mail at torrington@registercitizen.com

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT IS TIME TORRINGTON HIRES A LOCAL RESIDENT WHO WILL MAINTAIN THE TRADITIONAL GOALS OF OUR COMMUNITY. GOING OUTSIDE HAS NOT ACHIEVED OUR GOALS.OUTSIDERS NORMALLY JUST WANT TO UPGRADE THEIR PORTFOLIOS FOR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT.

March 14, 2009 at 8:03 AM 

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